This is a Sora that I photographed in the Twin Cities area, at Falcon Heights Community Park. They are in the rail family. Soras are found over most of Canada and the northern two-thirds of the United States. If you are near a marshy area you might hear their call, a descending whinny. Among the rails, the bill length determines what kind of food they eat. Rails with longer bills are able to probe deeply in the mud for prey items, but the Sora, with its short bill, takes more food off the surface of the mud flats. This one just caught a leech.